THE THING OUTSIDE

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Something's lurking
Outside on your window sill,
Something truly evil.

Something's lurking
Outside on your window sill,
Something truly evil.

Babadook?  Manticore?
Hippogriff, or unicorn?
All you know is fear.

Something is knocking
Upon your windowpane.  The wind,
Or something more?

Something horrid
Whose visage alone can kill?
Or merely alley cat?

Something ghostly
Perhaps a bedroom sheet,
Or something terrifying.

Perhaps passing phantoms
Things from the Netherworld?
Or perhaps newsprint.

Something shimmering
Like a ghostly night light,
Ephemeral and strange.

Perhaps a newspaper
Reflecting innocent moonlight,
Or something dire.

Tucked up in your bed
You refuse to investigate,
Fearing the worst.

What is the thing outside?
Newspapers, bed sheets,
Or something appalling?

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Submitted: June 06, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts. All rights reserved.

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